What is an "assault weapon"? Better yet, what is a "non-assault weapon"? Is not assault the purpose of all weapons? Let us play Wittgenstein and look at the dictionary.
Law. an unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do
violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or
club in a threatening manner.
an object or instrument used in fighting.
any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon.
Now we can create a sketch of a definition of what an "assault weapon" and a "non-assault weapon" is. An "assault weapon," by definition, would be any object, instrument, or device used to unlawfully physically attack another person, or attempt to attack another. In contrast, a "non-assault weapon," by definition, would be any object, instrument, or device used to lawfully physically attack another person, or to defend oneself or another.
If I attack someone on the street with a shoe, that shoe is, by definition, an "assault weapon." It is a weapon, and it is being used in assault, ergo, an assault weapon. If I defend my family with a bazooka, that bazooka is, by definition, not an assault weapon.
But this isn't about bazookas or shoes or AR-15s or hollow points or teflon coated bullets or 30 round magazines (or "magazine clips" as a lot of idiots call them) or depleted uranium penetrators or six shooters or machetes or muskets or machine guns or sarin gas. This is about a monopoly of force. This is about taking guns away from legal, law abiding gun owners, leaving only the government and criminals to possess guns. This is about the vast, dumbed down populace that has been fed government propaganda for decades by the public indoctrination system so that people will vote for Obama when his policies are exactly the same as Bush's policies, only expanded to a ridiculous extent, because the same New World Order puppet masters control both of them. This is not about Bush and Obama, this is not about left versus right, this is about right versus wrong.